Things you need to know on June 18.

  • Take Dad fishing this Sunday. Connecticut is making this Father's Day a free fishing day. State environmental officials say the program will allow anyone thinking of taking up fishing to try it without the commitment of a license. Sunday June 21 is one of two free fishing days being offered by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The second one is August 21. Go online to DEP for more info.
  • Pope Francis is calling for swift, global action against climate change. The Vatican just released the Pope's 184-page encyclical on climate change.The Pope writes that the most vulnerable victims of climate change are the world's poorest people. If you'd like to read more of the Pope's statements you can go to HUFFINGTON POST.
  • The FCC says it's going to fine AT&T $100 million for misleading customers over its "unlimited" data plans, according to MetroNews Source. The Federal Communications Commission says AT&T throttled data speeds without telling its customers. AT&T is fighting back by saying it's common industry practice to slow down speeds when a customer gets to their data-use limit. The FCC says the practice violates Net Neutrality rules. AT&T says it will "vigorously dispute" the decision.
  • Let's hear it for the girls! The Treasury Department has announced that a woman's face will appear on the $10 bill beginning in 2020. The TREASURY DEPARTMENT is accepting public comment on which women should be considered. A final decision could come this fall. Want to add in your two cents? Click - TREASURY DEPARTMENT.

 

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